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US mobile operators race for first with 5G as fixed alternative

Friday 2 March 2018 | 12:20 CET | Author: Corina Schultz | Market Commentary
The latest edition of Mobile World Congress shows that 5G is well on the way to becoming a reality, with the first services expected before year-end. While it appears the US operators are taking the lead in launching 5G, the reason may have more to do with fixed networks in the US than a need for better mobile services. Wireline operators like Frontier and Windstream are struggling to stay afloat, as a majority of people in the US have already gone mobile-only. AT&T and Verizon are hoping 5G will help them re-invent the home broadband market.

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